What Happened on August 10, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged

Famous Birthdays

  • Harriet Miers, White House counsel
  • Harry Thomas, Dutch founder (Schlager Festival Gay Party)
  • Larry Larden, rocker (Every Mother's Son)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer (invented and built the first liquid-fueled rocket), dies of throat cancer at 62

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard